Chef Lijo George
Both Wine Spokesman Alex Fisken and I liked it a lot as it did not present the normal rather acidity flavour of the current in vogue style of NZ whites.
We moved on to Beef Carpaccio Classic Style with extra virgin olive oil, shaved parmesan & rocket. The only complaint one heard was that it lacked a second plateful to do it justice; it was very tasty, beautifully presented and drew deserved praise from Food Spokesman Andrew McDowell.
With it, Winemaster Thomas Boedinger had unearthed our last bottles of Altrovino Duemani Merlot/Cab Franc 2015 (Tuscany, Italy). This proved to be both very enjoyable and very cost effective (later vintages have doubled in price); Parker awarded it 91 points and said in 2016 “there is a wild, untamed and brambly element to the bouquet with forest floor, dark berry fruit, grilled herb and scorched earth. The wine shows a sharp and edgy personality that will soften with another year of bottle aging”.
Superb All You Can Eat dining occasion in Bangkok’s most elegant restaurant
For many people, lunch on Sunday is the highlight of the week, a good few hours to catch up with family and friends well away from all the stress and pressure of the workday schedule – and a chance to sit back and savour great food and wine in pleasant surroundings.
This is exactly what you can expect at Brasserie 9, one of Bangkok’s most beautiful restaurants, inside and out, where its Sunday dining experience excels and even exceeds on so many levels.
The dessert trolley is full of wonderful delights, such as crème brulee, macaroons, chocolate mousse and lemon tart, while another live station prepares mouthwatering crêpes Suzettes. For cheese lovers, there’s a great selection of the best imported cheeses.
Brasserie 9 staff are always discreetly on hand to help and recommend a wine from the restaurant’s extensive list.
There’s a kids’ corner and special menu for youngsters with 50% discount.
The unique design of both the exterior and interior is based on an old Siamese mansion with a series of inter-connecting rooms, creating a wonderful light and airy yet elegant ambiance. It’s a venue made for long and relaxed dining occasions. And with the restaurant being open from 11.30 am to 4.30pm, there’s certainly no reason to rush.
Sunday Roast at Brasserie costs only THB 1,599 net, but customers who book before Friday of each week get the early bird price of just THB 1,199 net.
Every Sunday 11.30 am to 4.30pm.
Brasserie 9. 21 North Sathorn,
Soi Pipat (Sathorn Soi 6),
Bangkok. Tel 02 234 2588
CRU Champagne Bar’s new Gourmet Snack Menu
CRU Champagne Bar at Centara Grand at CentralWorld has some mouth-watering new additions to our menu.
Paired with a flute of premium Champagne or bubbly cocktail, try the Wagyu Beef Skewers with Périgueux sauce, Chicken Teriyaki Lollipops, Duck Spring Rolls with Hoisin sauce, Pork Gyoza with soya sauce and Fried Arabiki Sausages with homemade ketchup.
For fish and seafood lovers, go for the ‘Oysters on the Half Shell’, Crunchy Snow Fish Rolls with orange mayonnaise, Fried Calamari with garlic aioli or shrimp balls with XO Sauce.
Sweet additions to the menu include Fine Crisp Alsatian Tart Flammekueche, Chocolate Combination and Passion Fruit Meringue "Macaroon".
Prices start from THB 255, including the 360-degrees from our rooftop deck on the top of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.
Call +66(0)2 100 6255 or
Bored of the same old (and often overpriced) lunch options in Bangkok? Then why not book a table at Dynasty restaurant and indulge in our endless dim sum selections for just THB 850++.
The three-hour lunch serving runs daily from 11.30 hrs. – 14.30 hrs., with Dynasty’s master Thai and Chinese chefs presenting a mix of classic dim sum, as well as creative fusion twists.
Baked, steamed or deep-fried, only the finest meat, seafood and veg go into making everything on Dynasty’s menu; some of the highlights to look forward to at lunchtime are:
- Steamed snow fish with black bean sauce
- Deep-fried fish spring rolls
- Steamed shrimp dumplings with Beijing sauce
- Classic duck spring rolls
- Steamed snow fish with black bean sauce
- Deep-fried Alaskan king crab wrapped
You can find Dynasty restaurant located on the 24th floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.
The restaurant also offers a wide menu of a la carte dishes, available during our lunch services every day.
Note: With every food order, we guarantee that the chef, who prepared the food, is in perfect health. Additionally, we just received the “Amazing Thailand Safety and Health Administration: SHA” certification for meeting hygiene, health, and safety standards issued by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Book your table at Dynasty now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +66(0)2 100 6255.
Find out more about Dynasty below.
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■ Having successfully launched Stage, a contemporary French casual fine-dining restaurant, Jay-Sainisa Sangsingkeaw has followed up with a luxurious speakeasy bar called Playroom on the second floor of the same building in Ekamai.
The new venue has been designed to be a playful space where people can enjoy crafted drinks, gather to let loose and to soak up some privacy. The atmosphere is mysterious—sexy and luxurious, enigmatic and secretive, as if straight out of a scene from the movie Fifty Shades Of Grey.
The red, gold, and black interior offers many fun gimmicks. Paradigm Shift, the team of interior designers behind the success of Stage, was tasked with dazzling guests from the moment they step into the door. If you don’t pay close attention to the details, you may find yourself pleasantly lost.
The entrance is a secret door that blends into a wall of hundreds of drawers. Behind this trap door is an elegant bar decorated with the finest attention to every minute detail, chains, whips, and handcuffs adorn the walls. The bar counter itself brings to mind a sensuous corset, under a dazzling and illusory light—the perfect place to indulge in a cocktail, champagne, or a smooth glass of whiskey.
Confident of a warm welcome, we visited Belga for a second time this year. There we found many familiar faces appropriately shrouded in masks and not because Halloween was just over. We were very happy to see GM Oliver Schnatz, Master of Beer Peter Laird and Executive Chef Nico Basset overseeing the sizable turnout of 20 diners.
They assembled to enjoy tasty canapés (curried crab and liver terrine) and Robert Denogent Macon Les Sardines 2017 (Mâcon, France), an unconventional chardonnay found by wine spokesman Robert Lea not to fully justify Parker’s score of 89 points but still a presentable wine with a creamy long finish.
The first course attracted both praise and disapproval; the “Ayes” won, I think, but those who do not enjoy goat cheese were not to be won over. The dish, Goat Cheese Soufflé with Hazelnut, Nutmeg, and Green Apple I found to be tasty. Similarly Tegernseerhof Loibenberg, Smaragd Grüner Veltliner 2016 (Wachau, Austria) was found by some a little underwhelming but the wine earned deserved endorsement from Robert and lived up to the winemaker’s description: “Spending 9 months on the lees, the result is intense and rich with aromas of white pepper, lemon, lime, salt, and smoke, crisp acidity, and a powerful finish”.
Next came a real treat for fish lovers: Turbot with Viennoise Crust and Sauce Mousseline and Whit Beer. As confirmed by food spokesman Mike Usher, cooked to perfection, the fish was hidden under a savoury coating and enhanced by the sauce. It was excellent. More of the Grüner Veltliner followed and found to be well matched to the fish. A great pairing for two special items.
Late Koyo culinary treats at Yamazato
The Okura Prestige Bangkok is presenting the late Koyo (autumn) culinary specials in its Michelin Plate signature Japanese restaurant Yamazato with special Gozen lunch platters and a multi-course Kaiseki dinner featuring seasonal ingredients such as mackerel, saury and capelin fish, chestnuts and persimmons.
Lunch and dinner from 1 - 22 November 2020, lunch: 11:30 - 14:30, dinner: 18:00 - 22:30. Priced at THB 1,600++ for Gozen lunch and THB 4,700++ for Kaiseki dinner.
Contact 02 687 9000 or email email@example.com or book on our website www.okurabangkok.com
`Saturday Lazy Lunch' at Chatuchak Cafe
Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao Bangkok has relaunched its popular lunch from 12.00 to 14.30 hours at THB 988 net per person (including soft drink).
Menu includes `Seafood Island' and a `Carving Corner' featuring meaty specialities. Other highlights include Dynasty's classic Peking duck and Cantonese dim sum variety, Hagi's sushi, sashimi and Japanese specialties, and Don Giovanni's authentic pasta favourites.
Call +66 (0) 2541 1234.